Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Church Spy Vs. Church Spy

In an article titled Church Spy Vs. Church Spy Terry Mattingly writes, "Call it church-state espionage. " ( Who said going to church couldn't be fun?)

"Unitarians and other activists on the religious left have been slipping into evangelical pews to endure altar calls, praise songs and sermons against gay marriage. The Kansas-based Mainstream Coalition has a simple reason for doing this. If preachers openly endorse President Bush, its agents can report these crimes to the IRS. "

(Who would've guessed the President could actually get unsaved people in church? :) Of course they are enduring alter calls, praise songs and sermons against gay marriage. Enduring... yeah...enduring....)

"Reacting to these watchdogs on the left, the Religious Freedom Action Coalition promptly launched Big Brother Church Watch _ www.ratoutachurch.org _ to infiltrate churches that might back Sen. John Kerry. Big Brother agents will, for starters, target Unitarian Universalists, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the predominantly gay Metropolitan Community Church. "-
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Am I the only one who finds this funny? Seriously, once upon a time people actually attended church to worship God, not to spy on the preacher and what he's saying. Guess it just goes to show that ideas have consequences and some people don't want the consequences of biblical people.

Personally, what I hope happens is that God and His Spirit that is Holy, just soften the hearts of those going into these evangelical churches and opens their eyes to the Love Of Jesus and saves their souls from death.

What say you?

5 Comments:

Blogger TheDuke said...

I hope that God would protect His church from the state. If a minister is doing his God ordained duty, then he can be an outright organizer for one political party or another, but when it comes time to worship of God, he had better be focused on true worship. I think God would be and is more concerned about that than anything else. The church spread because of persecution in Jerusalem, fulfilling Christ's command and prophecy.
These liberal activists are welcome to attend my church where they hear nothing except expository preaching of Scripture, music and the sacrament of communion. Our church has nothing to fear and many Biblical congregations, if they keep things in perspective, don't either.

September 30, 2004 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger CALScott said...

"Who would've guessed the President could actually get unsaved people in church?"


Oh, so any Christian that is more libral than yourself is "unsaved"? When did you get the power to determine who is and isn't going to heaven?

What is the one true Christian denomination?

September 30, 2004 at 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend CalScott wrote - "Oh, so any Christian that is more libral than yourself is "unsaved"? When did you get the power to determine who is and isn't going to heaven?

What is the one true Christian denomination?"

My response - Show me where I said any Christian that is more liberal than yourself is "unsaved" Scott?

Actually, I never mentioned heaven either, but if you read the Scripture then you can see the qualifications for entering heaven yourself.

Have you ever read the Bible Scott?

And as for your last question - I'm nondenonminational and don't associate with denominations. :)

September 30, 2004 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger CALScott said...

Read it many times actually but obviously we view it in different lights.

Personally I view "non-denominational" churches as a denomination unto themselves.

Calvery is a great example of "non-denomination", I view it as more of a chain store church myself. The WalMart of Churches if you will.

September 30, 2004 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger lloydletta said...

As the song from Evita goes:

Oh What a Circus - Oh What a Show!!!!!

And it seems that this church spy vs spy game is a real farce.

Personally I think Taming of the Shrew is a Better Farce - and a classic.

September 30, 2004 at 9:00 PM  

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